Cadets Take Part in Annual Camp at Rantambe
[Updated :: 2010-10-26
Students of Jaffna after a lapse of thirty years participated in
Cadets’ training camp together with other school cadets all over
the country last week. Eighty six male and female students from
Jaffna Muthuthambi M.V., Vembady Girls’ High school, Jaffna Hindu
College, Canakaratnam M.V., Jaffna Central College, Kokuvil Hindu
College, Mallakam M.V., Hartley Colleg PPD, Nelliady M.M.V. and
Chavakachcheri Hindu College with their teachers in charge were
taken to Rantambe Training Centre on 14th October by officers of
the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
they left Jaffna, those cadets were given training on foot drill
and other useful subjects pertaining to activities they had to engage
in whilst being in the camp. They were also given training on weapon
drill and selected for the final parade accorded to the Chief Guest,
Secretary Defence Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on 23rd at the end of
the award of “Hermann Loos” and “De Zoysa” trophies respectively
to boys’ and girls’ platoons that scored highest marks in competitions
during the camp.
Director NCC Major General (Retd) Gamini Jayasundara spoke to them
and their teachers personally and looked into facilities and other
requirements during the stay. They made it a fine opportunity to
interact with students of various parts of the country and have
new friends in the south.
Navy and Air Force wings of the NCC and foreign cadets from India,
Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan attended the camp.
It was usual for Jaffna school cadets to attend annual competition
camps held in Diyatalawa by the then Sri Lanka Cadet Corps (SLCC),
an organization established under the Sri Lanka Army Volunteer Force
to mould leaders and disciplinary school leavers.